What is the difference between ‘Situational Irony’ and ‘Verbal Irony’ with examples?

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Apr 20, 2016

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Situational irony involving a situation in which the outcome is contrary to what was expected. Verbal irony is when the speaker intends to mean something that contrasts with the usual meaning of what he says.

SI: A man who is a traffic cop gets his license suspended for unpaid parking tickets.
VI: Saying “Oh, fantastic!” when the situation is actually very poor